Press release from IPFW:

Free Tickets Gone for Sean Astin Lecture at IPFW
Stand-by Seating Available

(September 1, 2010) – Free tickets for the first Omnibus Lecture with actor and activist Sean Astin have been available since Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. These tickets are now gone. There will, however, be stand-by seating. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to arrive by the time doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Acquired tickets will hold seats until 7:15 p.m. on the evening of the event. Thereafter, all unoccupied seats will be released for stand-by patrons.

“On Acting, Leadership, and Other ‘Very Important’ Stuff,” is the first Omnibus Lecture featuring actor and activist Sean Astin on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. FREE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS LECTURE. The 2010-2011 season will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Actor Sean Astin will always be “Mikey” in the popular classic, The Goonies, and will forever be remembered for portraying Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yet, the character and film for which he is singularly identified is Rudy—the 1993 box office hit featuring him as a working-class dreamer and inspirational underdog in the Fighting Irish football program at Notre Dame. Astin’s portrayal of Rudy has been lauded by critics, teachers, coaches, athletes, and others for capturing imaginations and encouraging people to work hard and dream big.

Due to campus construction, attendees should plan to arrive early, allowing additional time for traffic and parking. Only drop-off and eight handicapped parking spaces will be available directly in front of the music center building.

Omnibus Lecture series website

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